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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:42 am    Post subject: Grease Marks on floor mats Reply with quote

Just a quick one.
Had some boot marks where a mechanic got into the car without putting down the paper mat. So there were 3 or 4 grease patches to be cleaned. The Autoglym carpet shampoo pit the fear of (insert deity of choice here) into me about colour fast and all that
So I went old school and put some fairy liquid best onto a scotch pad. Job done Thumb
Not everything has to be hard it seems.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brake cleaner is better and bone dry in seconds
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see you did it the hard way. Wifey does mine in the washing machine on a controlled temp. wash.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brake cleaner is better and bone dry in seconds

That's going in the memory bank. Thanks Ade! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Brake cleaner is better and bone dry in seconds

Second that, can be used for a multitude of cleaning. I was told that is very similar to the fluid used in dry cleaning.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allan E wrote:
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Brake cleaner is better and bone dry in seconds

Second that, can be used for a multitude of cleaning. I was told that is very similar to the fluid used in dry cleaning.


It is spookily similar to the cycle chain cleaners I've previously bought for ££, but about 1/10ths the price. Not realised it could clean fabrics too.

But yes, fairy is good.

To be fair, the Autoglym carpet cleaner doesn't do any harm.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a can of vanish carpet stain remover foam, you simply spray it, brush it, leave for 20mins then vacuum it off. Much more effective than the expensive chemical guys stuff I bought.

I still curse the wife for buying our family car with full white carpets though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only person who has his mats washed in the washing machine? Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't it ruin the foam on the back?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are rubber backed. Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine have foam, hence why I didn't think it would work. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my sons mates walked grease around my hall carpet... I used WD40... gently dabbed it up and then carpet freshener...as good as new... no smell before you ask...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Brake cleaner is better and bone dry in seconds


Just tried some Holts Brake Cleaner on some marks on my study carpet I made years ago whilst greasing some bike parts.

Genuinely astonished- it’s come up beautifully! Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brake cleaner can be based on different solvents.
Best test for colorfastness on a hidden area.
Alternatively Acetone or Isopropyl would probably work (same colour caveat tho)

I have a couple of the solvents used in dry cleaning in my workshop.
If your anywhere near Fleet, Hants your welcome to try them.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
kas750 wrote:
Brake cleaner is better and bone dry in seconds


Just tried some Holts Brake Cleaner on some marks on my study carpet I made years ago whilst greasing some bike parts.

Genuinely astonished- it’s come up beautifully! Thumb


Nice one Robert Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once paddled WaxOyl “black” around a tan coloured carpet, I’d picked a few spots up on my boots and made a dash for the kettle, on the way back out of the house with brew in hand I made the discovery !

Auto Glym Tar Remover got it straight out..... I did try one or 2 wipes that made it worse with other bits including Nail Polish remover as by this time I was being monitored by the Wife ! I am pleased to say that the Nail Polish remover didn’t work ! And I’ve used the tar remover for other bits on the carpet “Jam” although the culprit failed to admit that one !
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are new, genuine mats these days? £90 for a front pair?
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